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Laverton Cemetery, Western Australia 

28.6385° S, 122.4029° E


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Laverton Cemetery Entrance

MACDONALD Alexander ― 57yrs, d 14 Apr 1920, at Mitchells Garden area 6-mile garden, 6 miles from Laverton on the Morgan's road, Occ: Drover and Stockman, Cause: Gunshot wound to head from rifle explosion, Verdict of the Coroner, Born: VIC, In WA 20yrs, Buried: 15 Apr 1920, Reg 13/1920 Mt Margaret, PRES, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

Alexander McDonald

MACPHERSON Leslie Peter ― 15yrs, d 25 Apr 1961, Mt Weld Station, Laverton, Cause: Accidentally shot with a rifle fired by another person, Father: John Clunie MACPHERSON (Pastoralist), Mother: Mary Phillips LYNN, Born: 7 May 1946, Born: Hilston NSW, In NSW 3 ½ yrs, In VIC 2 ½ yrs, In WA 9yrs, Reg 9/1961 Mt Margaret, Buried: 26 May 1961, PRES, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Leslie Macpherson

MADDAMS Edmund ― 45yrs, d 30 Apr 1912, at the Ida H Gold Mine, Occ: Miner, Cause: Killed by rock fall at the North stope of the 1000ft level of the Ida h GM, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: William MADDAMS, Mother: Elizabeth Ann BRIGGS, Born: 1871, Kangaroo Flat, VIC, single, Buried: 1 May 1912, Reg 13/1912 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery. Mine Death www.wavmm.com


Edmund Maddams


Edmund Maddams

MADER John ― 50yrs, d 19 Aug 1919, at camping reserve, Laverton, Occ: Baker, Cause: Pneumonia, Born: Germany, In WA about 20yrs, Buried: 20 Aug 1919, Reg 25/1919 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried at the Laverton Cemetery.


John Mader

MAHOMET Aslam  d 1 Aug 1912; at Homad's camp, near Laverton; Occ: Camel driver; Cause: Accidental poisoning; Reg 29/1912 Mt Margaret; AFGHAN; Buried at the Laverton Cemetery.


Aslam Mahomet

MAHOMET Jack ― 70yrs, d 27 July 1934, at Laverton Hospital, Cause: Natural Causes, Verdict of the Coroner, Reg 23/1934 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

MANGAN Edward ― abt 55yrs, abt 23rd Nov 1921, at his camp at South Well near Beria, Occ: Contractor/Labourer, Cause: Natural Causes, Born: Co Limerick, Ireland, Over 20yrs in WA, Brother P Mangan in SA, Buried: 2 Dec 1921, Reg 21/1921 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

MASEL Peter (AKA MOSELJ) ― 50yrs, d 13 Dec 1918, from the Ida H Gold Mine (died in the Laverton Hospital), Occ: Miner, Cause: Died from injuries caused by rock fall, Buried: 15 Dec 1918, Born: Austria, In QLD 2yrs, In WA 4yrs, Single, Reg 1/1919 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery. Mine Death www.wavmm.com


Peter Masel

MCALEER James ― 50yrs, d 23 Oct 1908, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Prospector and Miner, Cause: Blood Poisoning due to septicaemia, Buried: 24 Oct 1908, Reg 53/1908 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


James McAleer

MCARDLE Francis ‘Frank’ ― 34yrs, d 29 Aug 1901, at the Craiggiemore gold mine, Occ: Miner, Cause: Suffocation due to rock fall, Father: John MCARDLE (Miner), Mother: Sarah Maxwell, Born: 1867, Sofala, NSW, In NSW 28yrs, In WA 6yrs Married to Annie Johns, 1897, SA, no children, Buried: 30 Aug 1901, Reg 35/1901 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery. Mine Death – www.wavmm.com


Francis McArdle

MCCALLUM Duncan ― 84yrs, d 5 Feb 1938, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Station Owner/Prospector, Cause: Myocarditis, Senile Decay, Father: John MCCALLUM, Mother: Jane HARVEY, Born: 16 May 1857, Goulbourn, NSW, Married, Buried: 7 Feb 1938, Reg 8/1938 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Duncan McCullum

MCCALMONT Samuel ― 38yrs, d 9 Mar 1913, at his cousin's residence, W. Mackey, Weld St, Laverton, Cause: Chronic Alcoholism, Convulsions, Occ: Contractor, Father: James MCCALMONT (Farmer), Mother: Mary Jane LOGAN, Born: 1875, County Down, Northern Ireland, In WA 12yrs, Cousins: Captain W. MACKEY, William Edwin LOGAN, Buried: 9 Mar 1913, Registered by cousin W Mackey, Reg 13/1913 Mt Margaret, METH, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Samuel McCalmont


Samuel McCalmont

MCCAULEY John ― 33yrs, d 29 Nov 1904, at the Laverton Hospital, Cause: Delirium Tremens, Father: Thomas MCCAULEY (Labourer), Mother: Sarah, Born: Warwick, QLD, In WA 2yrs, Married to Selina Jane RUSSELL in Echuca VIC at age 20 yrs, Children: Martin James 12yrs, Thomas 10yrs, Catherine Mary 9yrs, Buried 30 Nov 1904, Registered by wife, Reg 1534/1904, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


John McAuley


John McCauley

MCCORMACK Timothy ‘Ned’ ― 68yrs, d 16 Jul 1916, at Red Flag, 14 miles from Laverton, Occ: Prospector and Miner, Cause: Heart Disease, Father: John MCCORMACK, Siblings: Ethel nee DAWES, Catherine nee NOTLEY, Born: Ireland, In WA 20yrs, Single, Buried: 18 July 1916, Reg 20/1916 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Timothy McCormack

MCCRACKEN James ‘Jim’ ― 35yrs, d 19 Jan 1901, at Mt. Weld (16km south of Laverton), Occ: Prospector, Cause: From a bullet fired from a rifle by Henry Roberts, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: John MCCRACKEN (School Teacher), Born: Co Down, Ireland, In WA 5yrs, Buried: 21 Jan 1901, Reg 4/1901 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

Laverton and Beria Mercury 26 January 1901, page 3


Tragedy at Mt. Weld.

TWO WELL-KNOWN DISTRICT PROSPECTORS
IMPLICATED
JAMES McCRACKEN AND HARRY ROBERTS.
McCRACKEN SHOT DEAD
ARREST OF ROBERTS ON CHARGE OF MURDER.

The usual serenity of the outback country was considerably ruffled on Sunday by the news that a man named James McCracken had been shot dead by his camp and mine mate, Harry Roberts. The scene of the tragedy was near Mt. Weld, about 40 miles in a southerly direction from Laverton. Roberts and McCracken owned a claim and had been working it for some time. Others in the neighbourhood knew that rows had been taking place between the pair, and matters culminated in McCracken being shot.
Death must have been instantaneous, as a man named Kerridge who was camped near by, on being called by Roberts, rushed up, and found McCracken dead. It is alleged that Roberts stated that he and McCracken had an altercation as he was going to water the horses, he having a rifle in his hand, said that during the scuffle which ensued the rifle went off, shooting McCracken dead. An intimation of the occurrence was sent to Laverton, and Constable O'Loughlin started for the scene, in company with Dr. Hurst and Mr Lloyd, J.P. A jury was empanelled, and after viewing the body the inquest was adjourned to Laverton for to-day.
Roberts was arrested, and will be brought before the justices to day. The affair caused a great sensation, as both participants were well known here. McCracken, who was 34 years of age, was highly esteemed, being a great personal friend of Dr. Laver and other prominent old residents of the district.
He was a man of first class education, unassuming nature, undoubted integrity, and one for whom no one had but a good word to utter. Up till about 12 months ago he was connected with the local firm of Logan & Co. as accountant, being a personal friend of Mr. John McCalmont, the manager. As evidencing all the good qualities above referred to, the funeral, which took place on Monday evening at the Laverton cemetery, was the largest which has yet taken place in this district. The procession was headed by a number of Masons, of which order the deceased was a member. The service at the grave was read by the Rev. S. Ray Rooney, and the mortuary arrangements were carried out by Mr. J. Blethyn.
NOTE: Harry Roberts was eventually acquitted.

MCCREATH David ― 48yrs, d 15 Nov 1917, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Fireman, Cause: Pneumonia Pleurisy, Buried: 16 Nov 1917, Reg 31/1917 Mt Margaret, (Salvation Army) Buried Laverton Cemetery.

David McCreath

 

MCDONALD William ― abt 55yrs, d 12 Apr 1915, In the bush 2 miles west of Beria, Occ: Labourer (shepherd), Cause: Haemorrhage of the stomach, Post-mortem, Born: Ireland, In WA about 10yrs, Single, Burial: 15 Apr 1915, Reg 13/1915 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

William McDonald

MCFEELY Denis Lewison ― 45yrs, d 17 Apr 1904, at Hack's Well, Mt Weld, Occ: Prospector, Cause: Suicide by throwing himself down a well while of unsound mind, Born: Ireland, Married to Catherine MOLLOY (1861-1893) in New Zealand, Children: Margaret (1881-1881), Stillborn (1882-1882), Mary Jane (1883), Stillborn (1885-1885), Hugh (1886), Stillborn (1888-1888), William Dennis (1889-1890), Catherine (1893), Buried: 20 Apr 1904, Reg 16/1904 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

Dennis McFeely

MCGOVERN Hugh Devine (alias Hugh DEVINE) ― 50yrs, d 30 Jun 1906, at Caledonia Lease No 1300T, Erlistoun, Occ: Prospector/Miner, Cause: Chronic Alcoholism, Cardiac Disease, Born: Ireland (suspected), In WA 16yrs, Buried: 2 July 1906, Reg 39/1906 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Hugh McGovern

MCGOWAN Philip John ― 61yrs, at Pipers Well near Laverton, Occ: Contractor/Prospector, Cause: Suicide, From injuries received by an explosive (probably gelignite) exploding in his mouth, the injuries being self-inflicted, Verdict of the Coroner,  Father: Peter MCGOWAN, Mother: Catherine FOOT, Born: 1874, Dongara, WA, Married to Petronella LOOKE, Nov 1901, Irwin, WA and divorced in Sep 1913, Children: Norah Phyllis (1902-1902), Kathleen Frances (1905), Buried: 12 Aug 1936, Reg 21/1936 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

MCGRATH Edward Patrick ― 48yrs, d 28 Feb 1902, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Woodcutter, Cause: Mulga stick severing main artery in arm, Verdict of the Coroner, Born: Melbourne, VIC, Buried: 28 Feb 1902, Reg 9/1902 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Edward McGrath

MCGREGOR James MacArthur Wallace ‘Jim’ ― 35yrs, d 27 Mar 1908, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Teacher/Prospector, Cause: Typhoid (acute pleurisy), Father: Angus MACGREGOR (Farmer), Mother: Janet Wallace MACARTHUR, Born: 3 Sep 1872, Coonabarabran, NSW, In NSW 24yrs, In WA 11yrs, Single, Buried: 29 Mar 1908, Registered by Angus MCGREGOR (Brother), Reg 21/1908 Mt Margaret, METH, Buried Laverton Cemetery. 


James McGregor


James McGregor
 

MCINNES Horace Favel ― 3mths, d 22 Mar 1906, at Laverton, Cause: Debility from birth, Cardiac failure, Father: John Favel MCINNES (Butcher), Mother: Ann Christian Olive LYON, Born: 1906, Perth, WA, Buried: 22 Mar 1906, Registered by father, Reg 27/1906 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

MCINTYRE Regina Gabriel ― lived at Mt Margaret, Buried: 26 Nov 1985, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

MCKAY Alfred James ― 35yrs, Buried: 15 Jun 1990, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

MCKEOWN John ― 65yrs, d 16 Mar 1936, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Mining Engineer, Cause: Cerebral Haemorrhage, Arteriosclerosis, Father: John MCLEOWN (Soldier), Mother: Sarah PEACOCK, Born: 17 Aug 1865, Thayetmyo, MYANMAR, British Burma, Married to Mary Ann HOLLINGSWORTH, 1905 in Launceston TAS, Children: Winnie (1906), John Peacock (1907), William Marshall (1909), Hector Murray (1911), Edwin Andrew (1911), Marjory Ethel (1915), Mollie (1917), Harold (1925), Leslie (1920), Ken (1921), Ronald (1925), Buried 17 Mar 1936, Registered by J P McKeown (Son), Reg 8/1936 Mt Margaret, PRES, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


John McKeown

MCLEAR Samuel, ―59yrs, d 16 Nov 1913, Hawk's Nest near Laverton, Occ: Stockman/Miner/ Prospector/ Shepherd, Cause: Heart disease, Born: Reefton, New Zealand, In WA 18yrs, Buried 18 Nov 1913, Registered by W Mitchell (Employer), Reg 37/1913 Mt Margaret, METH, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Samuel McLear

MCLENNAN Daphne Ruby ― 4 ½ mths, d 11 July 1911, at School House Laverton, Cause: Tubercular Meningitis, Coma, Father: Herbert MACLENNAN (Teacher, killed in WW1), Mother: Ruby Victoria LEE, Born: Feb 1911, Laverton, WA, Buried: 11 Jul 1911, Registered by father, Reg 39/1911 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Daphne McLennan

MCLEOD Thomas ‘Tom’ ― 59yrs, d 18 Nov 1917, at the Laverton Hospital, Cause: Fracture of the tibia and Cirrhosis of Liver, Father: James MCLEOD (Oil Merchant), Mother Fanny MCLEOD, Born: Manchester England, In WA over 21yrs, In other states 15yrs, Married to Mary WILLIAMS in Manchester England at age 24yrs, Buried: 19 Nov 1917, Reg 33/1917 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Thomas McLeod

MCOMISH George Alexander Menzies ‘Mac’ ― 51yrs, d 20 Apr 1921, at the Hotel Australia, Laverton, Occ: Hotel Keeper /butcher/mining investor, Cause: Cirrhosis of liver, Bronchitis, Pleurisy, Haemorrhage of lungs Father: John MCOMISH (Contractor), Mother: Isabella MENZIES, Born: 27 Nov 1867, Fowlis Wester, Scotland, Married to Mary Elizabeth MCLOUGHLIN, 1902, Perth WA, Children: George Laverton MCOMISH (1903-1931), Buried: 21 Apr 1921, Registered by wife, Reg 9/1921 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


George Mcomish

MCPHAIL John Coll ‘Hugh’ ― 37yrs, d 25 May 1911, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Wood Carter at the Ida H gold mine, Cause: Meningitis & Heart Failure, Father: Hugh MCPHAIL, Mother: Jessie MCDONALD, Born: 1867, Mount Gambier, SA, In WA 16yrs, Buried: 26 May 1911, Reg 30/1911 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


John McPhail

MCPHERSON John ― 59yrs, d 28 Aug 1938, at his campsite near Mt Morgans, Occ: Prospector, Cause: Acute dilation of heart, Verdict of the Coroner, Buried: 29 Aug 1938, Reg 25/1938 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

MEMBERY Gwendoline Anna ― 8mths, d 30 Dec 1914, at School House, Laverton, Cause: Malnutrition, Complications relating to teething, Father: Ernest William MEMBERY (School Master), Mother: Clara Victoria TIBBETS, Born: 1914, Laverton, WA, Buried: 30 Dec 1914, Registered by father, Reg 2/1915 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Gwendoline Membry

MEREDITH Frederick John ‘Fred’ ― 62yrs, d 16 Oct 1936, in the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Pastoralist and returned soldier, Father: Mark Crossman MEREDITH (Farmer), Mother: Mary Ann KNAPP, Born: 1 Feb 1874, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England, Married to Missie MAGINDEE, Children: Frederick John MEREDITH, Buried: 17 Oct 1936, Reg 27/1936 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Frederick Meredith

MERYICK Henry Brawn (AKA Harry Brawn) ― 51yrs, d 21 Aug 1900, in the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Cook, Cause: Pneumonia/Bronchitis, Buried: 21 Aug 1900, Reg 5/1901 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Henr Meryick

MEWS Fred Frank ― 4 ½ mths, d 23 Oct 1907, at Nurse Blakes, Burt St, Laverton, Cause: Gastro Enteritis, Heart Failure, Father: Harold James MEWS (Labourer), Mother: Josephine Catherine VIDA, Buried: 24 Oct 1907, Born: Perth WA, Registered by father, Reg 61/1907 Mt Margaret, METH, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

MICHELL Lucy May ― 32yrs, d 7 Feb 1903, at Laverton Ho spital, Occ: Nurse, Cause: Valvular disease of heart, Father: Thomas J MICHELL (Accountant), Mother: Eliza, Born: Ballarat VIC, In VIC 30yrs, In WA 1yr, Reg 5/1903 Mt Margaret, Reg: J H Malone (Brother-in-Law), WES, Buried Laverton Cemetery,

MILLER Bobby ― (Aboriginal) 30yrs, d 29 Apr 1936, at Erlistoun Station, Laverton, Occ: Station Hand, Cause: by a gun shot wound, there being no evidence to show in what manner the wound was inflicted, Verdict of the Coroner, Born: Erlistoun, Laverton WA, Single, Reg 16/1936 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

MILNE Angus, 78yrs, d 11 Jun 1916, in the Laverton hospital, Occ: Pensioner, previously a coachman in Coolgardie, publican and grazer at Cork Tree Flat, Cause: Heart failure while in hospital recovering from injury to hip, In WA over 22yrs, Buried 12 Jun 1916, Reg 18/1916 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Angus Milne

MINIKEN Horace George ― 73yrs, d 2 Aug 1916, in the Laverton Hospital, Cause: Senile decay & Heart failure, Occ: Miner, Father: John B MINIKEN, Mother: Sabina GREY, Born: 1844, South Africa, In NSW 40yrs, In WA 13yrs, Married to Hannah HOLMES, 1867, Sydney, NSW, Children: Horace George Henry (1880), Buried: 4 Aug 1918, buried with grandchild, John Lloyd MINIKEN, Registered by H G H MINIKEN (Son), Reg 19/1918 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Horace Miniken and child

MINIKEN John Lloyd ― 19mths, d 6 Aug 1918, at Augusta St, Laverton, Cause: Erysipelas, Father: Horace George Henry MINIKEN (Aeriated Water and Cordial Manufacturer), Mother: Edith Ophelia STANCOMBE, Born: abt. Mar 1918, Laverton, WA, Buried: 7 Aug 1918, Reg 20/1918 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried with Grandfather Horace George MINIKEN, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


John L Miniken

MINOGUE James ― 62yrs, d 22 Jan 1913, at Ida H near Laverton, Occ: Labourer, Cause: Accidentally burnt at his camp at Ida H, Verdict of the Coroner, Single, Reg 5/1913 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

MITCHELL Doris Beryl ― 3yrs, d 7 Nov 1914, at parent's residence Laverton, Cause: Congenital malformation of heart, Father: William Mitchell (Grazier/Dairyman), Mother: Williamina MCLENNAN, Born: l1911, Laverton, WA, Buried: 8 Nov 1914, Registered by father, Reg 42/1914 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Doris Mitchell

MONGER Edward Staunton ‘Ted’― 66yrs, d 19 Jan 1936, at Mt Morgan, Occ: Prospector, Cause: Myocarditis, Endocarditis, Father: Stephen MONGER (Farmer), Mother: Mary Cooke DICKSON, Born: 1870, York, WA, Married to Irene Sophia Jane KELLY, 1907, Perth, WA, Children: Stephen George Staunton (1908), Almed John Stanton (1909) Alice L (1916),  Buried: 20 Jan 1936, Reg by N G Monger (Brother), Reg 3/1936 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Edward Monger

MONTAGUE Bernard ― 56yrs, d 22 May 1911, at Hawk's Nest (10km south-west of Laverton), Occ: Prospector, Cause: Gastric ulcer, Haemorrhage, Exhaustion, Buried: 24 May 1911, Reg 29/1911 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Bernard Montague

MONTGOMERY Joseph ― 50yrs, d 12 Oct 1905, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Prospector, Cause: Valvular disease of the heart, Born: Ireland, Buried: 13 Oct 1905, Reg 50/1905 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Joseph Montgomery

MOORE Lydia ― 31yrs, d 28 Oct 1908, at the Laverton Hospital, Cause: Complications relating to surgery for a lingering illness, Father: George GASTON (Miner), Mother: Annie Cecily LAWSON, Born: 6 Oct 1877, Williamstown, SA, Married to Thomas Clement Henry MOORE, 17 Apr 1899, Lyndoch Valley SA, Children: Beryl Olive 8yrs, Buried: 29 Oct 1908, Registered by Herbert GASTON (Brother), Reg 54/1908 Mt Margaret, METH, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Lydia Moore


Lydia and Thomas Moore 1913 - Married 1899 In Kalgoorlie WA

MOORE Thomas Clement Henry ― 42yrs, d 20 Sep 1913, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Miner (late of Burtville), Cause: Typhoid Fever, Heart Disease, Father: James Alexander MOORE, Mother: Marie Anne LAWRENCE, Born: 14 Sep 1870, Mannanarie, SA, Married to Lydia GASTON in Lyndoch SA at age 28yrs, Children: Beryl Olive (1900), Buried: 21 Jan 1913, Reg 14/1913 Mt Margaret, METH, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Thomas Moore

MORGANS Daniel ― 43yrs, d 16 Apr 1914, at the Ida H Gold Mine, Laverton, Occ: Miner, Cause: Fatally burnt in tent fire in his camp at Ida H, Verdict of the Coroner, Born Maldon, VIC, In VIC 25yrs, In WA 18yrs, Single, Buried 17 Apr 1914, Reg 16/1914 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Daniel Morgans

MUNRO Barbara ― 43yrs, from Wongatha Village (now called Wongatha Wonganarra Aboriginal Community), Buried 6 Sep 1988, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

MURPHY Barney ― 50yrs, d 5 Aug 1909, from the Lancefield Gold Mine, died at Laverton Hospital, Occ: Miner Labourer, Cause: Broncho Pneumonia, In WA abt 14yrs, Buried: 6 Aug 1909, Registered by William MARKS, Reg 25/1909 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Barney Murphy

MURPHY John ― 68yrs, d 24 Jan 1921, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Old age pensioner/Labourer, Cause: Acute heart failure, Buried: 31 Jan 1921, Reg 2/1921 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery


John Murphy

MUSGROVE William ― abt 45yrs, d 10 Jan 1910, at Baricoat Pumping Station, Water Right No 80T about 2 ½ miles north of the Ida H Gold Mine, Occ: General Labourer, Cause: Accidental fall from vertical boiler, fractured neck and skull, Verdict of the Coroner, Married to Margaret Cannon MCGRATH, 1903, Perth, WA, Children: William Hassell (1904), Alice Patricia (1905), Buried: 12 Jan 1910, Reg 7/1910 Mt Margaret, METH, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


William Musgrove

NASH Patrick Drummond ― 69yrs 11 mths d 5 Aug 1920, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Prospector/Miner (from Burtville), Cause: Senile debility and haemorrhage from ulcer of mouth, Father: Alfred NASH, Mother: Christina Matilda HUDDLESTON, Born: 1850, Gravesend, ENGLAND, Married to Mary Jane MARSHALL, 1878, Adelaide, SA, Children: Constance Witter (1878-1966), John Drummond (1880-1971), Alan Myles (1882-1975), Buried: 6 Aug 1920, Reg 26/1920 Mt Margaret, ANG Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Patrick Nash

NAUGHTON John ― 30yrs, d 3 Dec 1902, at Laverton Hospital, Occ: Painter, Cause: Phthisis, Exhaustion, Born: Melbourne VIC, In WA 8yrs, Reg 68/1902 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

NEILSON Peter (alias NELSON alias TOMRICH) ― 58yrs, d 20 Jan 1922, at his camp at Burtville, Occ: Prospector/ Invalid Pensioner, Cause: Miners Phthisis, Buried: 21 Jan 1922, Reg 3/1922 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

NELSON Andrew Patrick ‘Andy’ ― abt 26yrs (newspaper says 22yrs), d 14 Dec 1935, at Lancefield GM, Beria, Cause: Death from fractured skull and multiple internal and external injuries caused by a fall of earth at the 8ooft level of the Lanc
efield GM, Beria, Father: W Nelson, Single; Siblings: Bill, Jack and Molly, Reg 28/1935 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.  Mine Death - www.wavmm.com


Andy Nelson

NELLY 18yrs, d 8 Feb 1917, at Laverton Hospital, Half Caste Aboriginal woman, Cause: Gangrene of Face, Buried: 9 Feb 1917, Reg 4/1917 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

NEWMAN Ralph Edward ― 37yrs, d 27 Jul 1909, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Hairdresser/Barber, Cause: Alcoholism, Father: Ralph William NEWMAN, Mother: Emma NICKLESS, Born: 28 Apr 1873, Fakenham, Norfolk, ENGLAND, single, Buried: 28 Jul 1909, Reg 22/1909 Mt Margaret, WES, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Ralph Newman

NICHOLSON John ― 69yrs, d 18 Aug 1934, At Laverton Hospital, Occ: Prospector, From Hawkes Nest, Born: British Columbia, In WA about 30yrs, Buried: 19 Aug 1934, Reg 28/1934 Mt Margaret, PRO, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

NICHOLSON Robert ― 63yrs, d 13 Dec 1925, at Music Well (50miles north of Laverton), Occ: Miner, Cause: Thirst and exposure through being lost in bush, Verdict of the Coroner, Born: England, Buried 15 Dec 1925, Reg 19/1925 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Robert Nicholson

NIELSEN / NELSON Peter ― 50yrs, d 2 May 1902, on route from Red Flag gold mine to Laverton hospital, Occ: Dryblower, Cause: Perforated bowel, Verdict of the Coroner, Buried: aft 1 May 1902, Reg 26/1902 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Peter Nielson

NIKOLICH Mat ― 57yrs, d 2 Apr 1920, Occ: Woodcutter, Cause: Jaundice, Father: Peter: NICKOLICH, Born: Ravia Dalmatia. In WA 8yrs, Buried: 3 Apr 1920, Reg 11/1920 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

NOGAL Wladyslaw ― 61yrs, at Laverton, Occ: Prospector and publican, Born: Warsaw, POLAND, Buried: 30 Jan 1952, Reg 4/1952 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

NOWLAN James ― 61yrs, d 9 July 1910, near Lancefield gold mine, Occ: Carter for butchers, Cause: Crushed by overturning cart, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: Edward NOWLAN (Blacksmith), Mother: Mary Ann CUNNINGHAM, Registered by John NOWLAN (Brother), Buried: 10 Jul 1910, Born NSW, In NSW 53yrs, In WA 8yrs, Single, Reg 36/1910 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

Laverton and Beria Mercury 16 July 1910, page 3


Death of James Nolan
Magisterial Enquiry

A magisterial enquiry concerning the death of James Nowlan, reported in the last issue, was held at the Laverton Court on Monday, before Mr. H. Johnston, J P. (acting Coroner), and a jury, consisting of Messrs P. G. Edwards (foreman). J. J. Brophy and M. Repacholi, Jack Seghiezzi, through an Interpreter, stated that he was a miner working at Lancefield. At about 6 o'clock on the morning of the 9th inst, he heard a noise near his camp, situated close to Alfonsos garden, on the west side of the Lancefield mine. He went towards where he thought the noise came from, and found an overturned cart, with a horse attached, and man pinned underneath. The man was apparently dead, and the horse was lying on its back. The man held the reins in his hand.
He sought assistance, and three or four, including Mr Reynolds, came, and we lifted the cart off the body, which was cold. In reply to the coroner, the witness said the noise he heard sounded like that of a horse kicking or struggling. Frank Reynolds, manager for Reynolds and Mundy, butchers of Laverton, corroborated the evidence of the previous witness as to his arrival on the scene of the accident.

He was on his rounds when Seghiezzi called him. After assisting to extricate the body, and having sent for Constable Kennedy, he inspected the gate post and he could see where it had been struck by the off wheel, which had run halfway up the post, causing the cart to turn clean over. The horse was lying on its back, and the deceased held the reins in his left hand. There was no sign of deceased having struggled.

Nowlan was employed to cart meat from the slaughter yard to the Lancefield and Laverton shops. On the 8th inst the deceased left Lancefield for Laverton at about 7 pm, the night was wet and dark. Witness did not see him when he returned about 10 p.m. The horse was a quiet one and must have been trotting when the accident happened. The post had slight lean towards the west but was like that before the accident happened. The deceased must have gone astray, as he was on the wrong road.

George Richard Milbank, hotel keeper, at Lancefield, stated he heard deceaseds voice in his front bar about a quarter to 11 the night of the 8th inst, and he left a few minutes later. Hearing of the accident on the following morning witness, at Reynolds request, rode for the slaughter yards to inform Mundy of the accident. On the way he picked up deceased's tracks. He followed the wheel marks to below the mine manager's house where the horse had evidently turned round, two or three times. Deceased had got on the track again and drove to within half a mile of the slaughter yard, where he turned round again two or three times, and then went back towards Lancefield, then to an old brick kiln, from where they turned towards Alfonso’s garden.
Death would have been instantaneous. A verdict was returned that James Nowlan met his death on the morning of the 9th inst by accident, from injuries received through the cart he was driving overturning and falling upon him.

O'DRISCOLL John ― 47yrs, d 15 Nov 1910, at the Laverton hospital, Occ: Miner (Ida H gold mine), Cause: Miner's Phthisis, Father: Patrick O'DRISCOLL, Mother: Mary MCINERNEY, Born: 1862, County Clare, IRELAND, In VIC over 20yrs, In WA abt 7yrs, Married to Catherine LYONS, 1889, Melbourne, VIC, Children: Leslie 16yrs, John Aubrey (1897), Plus 3 daughters names unknown, Buried: 16 Nov 1910, Reg 66/1910 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


John O'Driscoll

OGRADY John ― abt 45yrs, died on or about 13th Sep 1911, near Stone Soak on the Cosmo Newberry Road (20km north of Laverton), Occ: Prospector, Cause: Thirst and exposure, discovered in a decomposed state, Verdict of the Coroner, Buried: 11 July 1913, Reg 26/1912 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


John O'Grady

OKEEFE Urban ― 49yrs, d 10 May 1914, at the Ida H gold mine, Occ: timberman and assistant carpenter, Cause: Fell down mine shaft at Ida H GM, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: Dennis O'KEEFE, Mother: Margaret HANNAN, Single, Born: 1865, Albany, WA Buried: 12 May 1916, Reg 21/1914 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery. Mine Death – www.wavmm.com

Laverton and Beria Mercury 16 May 1914, page 1


CORONIAL INQUIRY.

An inquiry into the circumstances connected with the death of Urban O'Keefe, who was accidentally killed at the Ida H G M on Sunday, was held at the Laverton Courthouse on Thursday, Mr H, Johnston, J P., was the acting coroner and Messrs J. Dwyer (foreman), C F. Cray and N Davies comprised the jury. Mr Rockett represented the Mines Department, Mr Blayney the mine and Mr McGregor the Miners Union. J. H. Warren gave evidence regarding identification of the body.

Herbert Carey stated that he was a timber man and assistant carpenter on the mine. On the 10th inst he was working afternoon shift repairing the shaft between the l000ft and 1100ft level. There were three of them, including the deceased, at the time of the accident. Deceased was working about 30ft above him. At about 6 p.m. deceased said the pump was racing at the 1000ft level and he said he would go up and stop it. He went up and after an interval of a few minutes he heard something falling down the shaft He went up to the plat at the 1000 ft level and stopped the pump and went into the cistern and called out. "Is there anybody there?" He went back to the shaft and the cages were then moving.

He waited to see who was going down, George Michell, the surface foreman, was in the cage and witness told him he thought O'Keefe had fallen down the shaft. They went to the bottom of the shaft and there, found. the body of O'Keefe in a small pool of water. They pulled it out and were satisfied that life was extinct. Witness had no idea as to how O'Keefe fell off the ladders. Presuming deceased fell from the the plat the distance would be about 200ft. To the Inspector of Mines: The ladder way where deceased was supposed to have fallen off was only used for effecting repairs to the shaft. The ladder way was a satisfactory one for the purpose for which it was required.

There were no men working in the mine at the time except the engine driver and the four men concerned in the accident, viz, Michell, O'Keefe (deceased), himself and Merelli. He did not think it probable that the man could have been knocked off the ladder by the cage. Jack Merelli stated that he was working with deceased at the 1100ft level at the time of the accident. The latter left him to go and stop the pump at the 1000ft level. Witness did not see deceased fall down the shaft. He saw Michell and Carey go down and bring the body up. The jury returned a verdict that deceased mat his death by accidentally falling from the 1000ft level to the 1200ft level at the Ida H GM and that on the evidence there was no blame attachable to anyone.

OMALLEY John (O’MALLEY) ― 86yrs, d 24 Dec 1956, at Leonora Hospital, Occ: Prospector/Pensioner (at Red Flag gold mine), Cause: Uraemia, Renal Carcinoma, Father: Phillip O'MALLEY, Mother: Bridget, Born: Co Mayo Ireland, Single, Buried: 24 Dec 1956, Reg 17/1956 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

ONEIL Kathleen ― 31yrs, d 6 Apr 1919, at the Laverton hospital, from Beria, Occ: Domestic Duties, Cause: Pulmonary Phthisis, Haemorrhage, Suspected marriage to Thomas O'NEIL (from Beria), Buried: 7 Apr 1919, Reg 12/1919 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Kathleen O'Neil

ONEILL Michael ― 43yrs, d 29 Sep 1915, at the Laverton hospital, Occ: Miner (Ida H gold mine), Cause: Miner's Phthisis, Pneumonia, Siblings: William, John, Annie, Kathleen KING, Mary EDWARDS, Buried: 30 Sep 1915, Reg 29/1915 Mt Margaret RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Michael O'Neil

OLMAN Thomas ‘Charcoal’ ― 45yrs, d 3 Sep 1911, at Ida H Hotel, Laverton, Occ: Woodcutter, Cause: Brain haemorrhage due to blow to the head by John Alexander ROY near the Ida H Hotel on the 2nd Sept 1911, Verdict of Coroner, Manslaughter, Father: William OLMAN (Miner), Mother: Harriett BROWN, Buried: 3 Sep 1911, Reg 44/1911 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Thomas Olman

OOSLAM Homad ‘Joe’ or ‘Amud’ ― 36yrs, d 27 May 1912, at camping reserve, Laverton, Occ: Camel Driver/Teamster, Cause: Ruptured Aneurysm of the aorta (suffering from rheumatism), Father: Mullah OSMAN, Born Karachi, Married, In WA 22yrs, Reg 23/1912 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Homad Oslam

PAGODA Angelo ― 34yrs, d 2 Oct 1919, at Beria near Laverton, Cause: Influenza, Pneumonia, Father: Petro PAGODA (Miner), Mother: Catarina ZANOTTI, Born: Italy, Married twice, 1st name unknown at age 23yrs in Bergamo Italy, 2nd to Santina MELONCELLI at age 28yrs in Day Dawn WA, Children: 1st Marr Mary 10yrs,  2nd Marr Angelo Andrew 5yrs, Pietro Alexander (aka Peter) 4yrs,  Andrew Joseph (at birth recorded as Andrea G.) 2yrs, and Francesco Giovanni (aka Frank John born 1919) Buried: aft 3 Oct 1919, Registered by wife, Reg 28/1919 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Angelo Pagoda

PAISLEY Frederick ― 46yrs, d 15 Dec 1912, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Labourer, Father: James Paisley (Carrier), Mother, Margaret GRANT, Born: 1866, Carisbrook, VIC, In VIC 28yrs, In WA 18yrs, Single, Buried: 16 Dec 1912, Reg 8/1913 Mt Margaret, METH, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Frederick Paisley

PARENTICH Teriza Dolores ― 3yrs 10mths, d 21 Jan 1938, Cause: Knocked down by a motor car driven by Robert William CASSIN, no blame is attached to the driver, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: Ivan PARENTICH, Mother: Milka Antunovich, Born: Mar 1934, Boulder WA, Buried: 23 Jan 1938, Reg 6/1938 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Teresa Parentich

PAYNE Tawry Hubert ― Buried: 23 Jul 1986, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

PEARSALL Walter Bruce ― 38yrs, d 9 Sep 1908, on the road between Burtville and Laverton, Occ: Miner (Sailor Prince Gold Mine, Mt Weld), Cause: Acute Pneumonia, Father: Jonothan PEARSALL (Carpenter), Mother: Margaret NESBIT, Married to Elizabeth Patience THOMPSON in Melbourne VIC aged 20yrs, Children: Jonathan Walter Roy 5yrs, Ruby Olive Mona 3yrs,  Arthur Ronald born 1908, Deceased 1 male and 4 females, Buried: 11 Sep 1908, Registered by wife, Reg 43/1908 Mt Margaret, METH, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Walter Pearsell

PELLAS Kristian Edvard Hermansson Orre ‘Christopher’ ― abt. 30yrs, d 30 Nov 1899, at the Euro gold mine, Occ: Miner, Cause: Fractured skull from falling mine equipment, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: Herman Johanss Orre PELLAS, Mother: Eva Lisa Emanuelsdotter Örn, Born: 8 Nov 1872, Jungsund, FINDLAND, Buried: 1 Dec 1899, Reg 11/1900 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery. Mine Death – www.wavmm.com

Laverton and Beria Mercury 2 December 1899, page 3


ACCIDENT AT THE EURO
A MINER KILLED.

An accident of a most unfortunate nature occurred at midnight on Wednesday, resulting in the death of a miner named Christopher Pellas. From what we can gather, the shift was being changed in the water shaft, and the deceased and another miner named John Walsh were descending in the bucket when the accident happened. In some unaccountable way the "monkey" set over the bucket to guide it between the stays caught and remained suspended, whilst the bucket in which the two men were riding continued on its way down the shaft, and after a considerable distance had been left between it suddenly became free and gaining impetus in its downward flight it struck the bucket with such force that both men were thrown out on to the centre timbers.
Walsh, seeing that his mate was injured, caught him and held him until help arrived. It was a perilous position for Walsh, as the slightest slip would have meant a fall of over 140ft. When the alarm was given, Archie Collins went to the rescue, and the two men were brought to the surface. Pellas injuries were of such a nature that death must have been instantaneous, but Walsh escaped with a cut on the hand and a few abrasions on the body.

Pellas was an old prospector in the district, and a man for whom everyone had respect. He was a Russo-Finn and had been on the fields for about five years. He had no relations nearby, but a brother is thought to be at Harcourt, in Victoria. Pellas will be remembered by miners who worked at the Hawks Nest, Mt Morgans, and the Erlistoun, as an honest, hardworking man, who only worked for wages to get money to go prospecting with. The deceased was buried on Friday morning in the Laverton cemetery, and the whole of the employees of the mine attended the funeral as a tribute of respect to their dead comrade. Mr. C. J. Callanan conducted the service.

PETERSEN Peter ― 82yrs, d 4 Oct 1901, at the Laverton hospital, Occ: Prospector, Cause: Bronchitis, Born: Sweden, Buried: 1901, Reg 48/1901 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Peter Petersen

PHELAN John ― 49yrs, d 15 May 1905, at the Laverton hospital, Occ: Miner, Cause: English Cholera, Buried: 17 May 1905, Reg 20/1905 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

PHILP Nesta Mary ― 7mths, d 18 Jan 1907, at British Flag Hotel, Laverton, Cause: Broncho Pneumonia, Father: Oliver Francis PHILP (Grocer), Mother: Mary MARSHALL, Buried: 18 Jan 1907, Born: Kalgoorlie WA, Registered by father, Reg 3/1907 Mt Margaret, WES, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Nesta Philip

PITT Edward ‘Teddy’ ― 38yrs, d 4 Jan 1907, at Laverton, Occ: Butcher, Cause: Ulceration of the stomach and haemorrhage, Father: George PITT (Publican), Mother: Ellen CLANCY, Born: Adelaide SA, In SA 7yrs, In WA 6yrs, Married to Margaret Mary KEARNS, 1906, Mt Morgans, WA, No children, Buried: 5 Jan 1907, Registered by wife, Reg 1/1907 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Edward Pitt


Edward Pitt

POLLARD James ― 40yrs, d 9 Oct 1899, at Laverton hospital, Occ: Prospector, Cause: Delirium Tremies, Pneumonia Born: USA, Buried: 11 Nov 1899, Reg 16/1900 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


James Pollard

POZZI Stefano ― 33yrs, d 1 Dec 1911, at the Lancefield Gold Mine, Beria, Occ: Miner, Cause: Internal haemorrhage due to ruptured heart aneurysm, Father: Bernardo POZZI (Farmer), Mother Maria POZZI, Born: Mazzo, Italy, Buried: 3 Dec 1911, Registered by Roberto POZZI (Cousin), Reg 63/1911 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Stephano Pozzi

POZZI unnamed male ― 25 Aug 1917, at Beria, Cause: Stillborn, Father: Bob POZZI (Miner), Mother: A HAINES, Registered by father, Reg 24/1917 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

PRENDERGAST James ‘Jim’ ― 79yrs, d 6 Mar 1949, at the Laverton hospital, Occ: Retired labourer, Pensioner, Father: Thomas PRENDERGAST, Mother: Winifred KELLY, Born: White Hills VIC, In WA 50yrs, Buried: 7 Mar 1949, Reg 8/1949 Mt Margaret, PRES, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


James Prendergast

PRESTON William John ― 22yrs, d 22 Jul 1904, at the Craiggiemore gold mine, Laverton, Occ: Miner, Cause: Fell down mine shaft at Craiggiemore Mine, Father: John PRESTON (Miner), Born: Eaglehawk, VIC, In VIC 19yrs, In WA 3yrs, Buried: 23 Jul 1904, Registered by N T Trewhella (Friend), Reg 1521/1904, METH, Buried Laverton Cemetery. Mine Death – www.wavmm.com


William Preston

PURCELL Laurence ― 42yrs, d 7 Dec 1911, at Ida H near Laverton, Occ: Miner, Cause: Accidentally burnt in his camp near Laverton on the 7th Dec 1911, no evidence to show how the fire originated, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: Laurence PURCELL (Grazier), Mother: Bridget CLANCY, Born: Crookwell NSW, In NSW 28yrs, In WA 14yrs, Single, Reg 1/1912 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

QUAYLE Robert ― 78yrs, d 28 Nov 1926, at Laverton Hospital, Cause: Senile Decay, Dropsy, Heart Failure, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: John QUAYLE, Mother: Esther CREER, Born: Isle of Man, UK, In WA 35yrs, Single, Occ: Retired miner and prospector, Buried: 29 Nov 1926, Reg 14/1926 Mt Margaret, WES, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

QUEELAH (Aboriginal woman) ― abt 45yrs, d 16 Mar 1937, at King of Creation Mine, Laverton, Cause: Natural, fatty myocarditis, Verdict of the Coroner, Married (Tribal), Child: Alice 17yrs,

QUEEN Alfred ― 35yrs, d 26 Dec 1909, at the Laverton hospital, Occ: Miner (from Burtville), Cause: Typhoid fever, Heart Failure, Father: John QUEEN (Miner), Mother: Mary ROGAN, Born: 1874, Ryton, Durham, England, Buried: 28 Dec 1909, Registered by John H QUEEN (Brother), Reg 2/1910 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Alfred Queen

QUIN / QUON Henry ― 58yrs, d 24 Dec 1932, at Laverton Hospital, Cause: General Senility & Cardiac Failure, Born: supposed Adelaide SA, Buried: 28 Dec 1932, Reg 19/1932 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

RAZEY Stella Ellen ― 3mths, d 22 Jul 1910, at the Ida H gold mine, infant, Cause: Suffocation, Father: James RAZEY deceased (from Barealdine QLD) , Mother: Ellen ANSOM (from Toowoomba QLD), Parents married in QLD 27th March 1905 QLD, Buried: 22 Jul 1910, Reg 41/1910 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Stella Razey

REICHEL Emil Gustav ‘Ernie’ ― 68yrs, Buried: 12 Aug 1920, at Laverton Hospital, Occ: Miner, Cause: Morbus Cordis, Born: Germany, In Australia about 40yrs, Single, Reg 27/1920 Mt Margaret, LUTH, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

REICHELT Augustus ‘Gus’ ― 47yrs, d 20 Nov 1910, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Butcher, Cause: Haemorrhage of blood vessels, Born: Castlemaine, VIC, Married to Agnes MCGRATH, nee FARMER, Daphne (1907-1907), Roy (1907), Eric (1909), Buried: 21 Dec 1910, Reg 69/1910 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

Laverton and Beria Mercury 26 November 1910, page 2


Death of Mr. Gus Reichelt.

In last week's issue of this paper, it was our regrettable duty to have to report that Mr A Reichelt, an old identity of the northern goldfields, had on Thursday become prostrated through the bursting of a blood vessel, which had left him in a critical condition. It was thought by his many friends that after the first attack of haemorrhage had ceased he would, with proper attention and careful nursing, recover. High hopes of his recovery were in general circulation but, unfortunately, it was not to be, and on Friday a resumption of haemorrhaging occurred, and his chance of leaving the institution alive became considerably discounted.
Shortly after 12 o'clock on Saturday night death claimed him as its victim.
The late Mr Reichelt, who had not been in the best of health for some time,was suffering from a cold, which apparently had settled on him, and in addition to that it is now believed that he was the victim of some internal growth, which perhaps was the actual cause of death.

Up to the time of the unfortunate turn deceased had always attended to his duties as a partner in the local butchering firm of Reynolds and Mundy. The late Mr Reichelt, who was 47 years of age, was a native of. Castlemaine, Victoria, which place he left while in his teens, and proceeded to Queensland, where he put in a good many years of his youth. He, like many others, was attracted to W.A by the outbreak of the goldfields, and for a number of years he followed prospecting in the Erlistoun district, where eventually, when mining progressed he, with Messrs Donald Mundy and Peter McNie opened up a butchering business. Mining development, unfortunately, in the place mentioned, shortly afterwards slumped, and they opened a similar business in Laverton and Lancefield.
Deceased married the widow of the late Mr Gilbert McGrath, who will be remembered by many older residents as having occupied the position of accountant at the Craiggiemore mine, Laverton. Some two or three years later was solemnised in Perth about four years ago. The issue of the union has been two boys, aged four and two respectively, who, with their mother, mourn their loss. In addition a boy of seven, a stepson, shares the ill fate. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon, and the procession was one of the largest that has been witnessed in the district, there being 36 vehicles well filled with late friends, a few on horseback, and several Brethren of the Oddfellows' Lodge to which deceased belonged, walking in front of
 the hearse.


Augustus Reichelt

REICHELT Daphne ― 13days, (Twin of Roy), d 12 Dec 1907, at Cork Tree Hotel, South Erlistoun, Cause: Exhaustion, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: Augustus REICHELT (Butcher/Pastoralist), Mother: Agnes FARMER, Born: Cork Tree Hotel, South Erlistoun, Buried: 14 Dec 1907, Registered by father, Reg 2/1908 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

RENDALL Robert ― 55yrs, d 6 Dec 1915, at his campsite at Beria near Lancefield gold mine, Occ: Woodcutter and Miner, Cause: Suicide, bullet wound in the head self-inflicted, Verdict of the Coroner, Born: Scotland, Widower, Buried: 7 Dec 1915, Reg 40/1915 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Robert Rendall

RICHARDSON Robert Joseph ― 27yrs, d 25 Dec 1902, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Horse Driver, Cause: Typhoid Fever, Cardiac Failure, Father: James RICHARDSON (Miner), Mother: Eleanor FEAGON, Born: 30 Oct 1875, Braidwood, NSW, single, In NSW 21yrs, in WA 6yrs, Buried: 25 Dec 1902, Reg 1485/1903, WES, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Robert Richardson


Robert Richardson

ROBINSON John Cunningham Fraser ― 66rs, d 8 Dec 1926, at Laverton Hospital, Occ: Labourer, Cause: Septic Tonsilitis, Heart Failure, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: Robert Clarke ROBINSON (Doctor), Mother: Elizabeth FRAZER, Born: Chewton, VIC, In VIC 31yrs, In WA 35yrs, Single, Buried: 9 Dec 1926, Reg 15/1926 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

ROBINSON Merida ― 8mths, Buried: 6 Jan 1988, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

ROBSON Winifred Ethel Lilian ― 4 mths, d 12 Dec 1919, at Beria near Laverton, Cause: Marasmus, Father: George Alfred ROBSON (Shift Boss), Mother: Ethel May MCCLOY, Born: Beria WA, Reg 40/1919 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

ROCHE Frances Eileen ― 35yrs, d 22 Feb 1915, at the Laverton Hospital, Married woman, Cause: Gastro Enteritis, Influenza, Father: Peter SCANLON, Mother: Bridget MCMAHON, Born: 1 Mar 1877, Scarriff, Country Clare, Ireland, Married to Joseph Roche, 1903, Perth, WA, Children: Dorothy Ruth (1904-1925), Buried: 23 Feb 1915, Registered by husband, Reg 7/1915 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

ROCHE Joseph Wheeler ― 46yrs, d 25 Mar 1916, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Publican (Hotel Australia, Laverton), Cause: Pulmonary Phthisis, Father: John ROCHE, Mother: Ruth WHEELER, Married to Frances Eileen SCANLON, 1903, Perth, WA, Children: Dorothy Ruth (1904-1925), 1 female deceased, Buried: 29 Mar 1916, Reg 10/1916 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Joseph Roche

ROGERS Percy ― 39yrs, d 30 May 1911, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Miner, Cause: Hit by broken drive belt at the Lancefield GM on the 25th of May 1911, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: Frederick ROGERS (Tailor), Mother: Mary MAHER, Born: 23 Dec 1869, Adelaide, SA, In SA 24yrs, In WA 15yrs, Single, Buried: 30 May 1911, Registered by M Rogers (Brother), Reg 24/1911 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery. Mine Death – www.wavmm.com

ROONEY Robert John ― 58yrs, d 11 Mar 1940, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Labourer (Lancefield Hotel, Beria) - Barman, Cause: Heat apoplexy/Cardiac Dilation, Father: John P. ROONEY, Mother: Emma GREEN, Born: Gawler, SA, Married to Annie MADIGAN, 30 Apr 1908, North Adelaide, SA, Children: Leo Patrick (1909), Eileen Mary (1912), John Joseph (1913), Kathleen Victoria (1916), Reg 5/1940 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Robert Rooney

ROSS William Alexander (DCM) ― 61yrs, d 2 Oct 1941, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Prospector, Father: Donald ROSS (Publican and storekeeper), Mother: Maria CAMPBELL nee STALLARD, Born: 1880, Reefton, West Coast, NZ, Married to Kathleen MCNEECE in Kalgoorlie WA at age 38yrs, no children, Buried: 4 Oct 1941, Reg 29/1941 Mt Margaret, PRES, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


William Ross

ROWE William Rowe ― 49yrs, d 19 Aug 1919, at the Lancefield gold mine, Beria, Occ: Timberman, Cause: Crushed by falling skip at the Lancefield GM, Verdict of the Coroner, Born: Adelaide SA, In SA 25yrs, In WA 24yrs, Married to Esther BAKER in Broken Hill NSW at age 23yrs, Child: Emily Alice, Buried: 20 Aug 1919, Reg 26/1919 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery. Mine Death – www.wavmm.com


William Rowe

RYAN James ― 54yrs, d 26 July 1914, at the Laverton Hospital, Cause: Asthma, Born: NSW, In WA 19yrs, Single, Buried: 27 July 1914, Reg 31/1914 Mt Margaret, METH, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


James Ryan

RYAN William ― 56yrs, d 25 Oct 1919, at the Laverton Hospital, Cause: Pulmonary Phthisis, Father: Cornelius RYAN (Farmer, VIC), Mother: Catherine FINNAN, Born: 1866, Kilmore, VIC, Married to Annie Teresa KEARNS at Southern Cross WA in 1902, Child: Emelda Margaret Mary born Coolgardie WA 1903, Buried: 25 Oct 1919, Reg 34/1919 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


William Ryan

RYAN William Joseph ― 44yrs, d 22 Aug 1912, at Laverton Hospital, Occ: Miner, Cause: Croupous Pneumonia. Father: William RYAN (Hotel Keeper), Mother: Helen FLYNN, Born: Castlemaine VIC, In VIC and NSW 24yrs, In WA 20yrs, Married to Josephine LANDLES in Laverton WA at age 44yrs, no children, Register by wife, Reg 31/1912 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

RYMER Ina Mabel ― 36yrs, d 17 Jan 1940, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Home Duties, Cause: Injuries resulting from vehicle collision, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: Harold William OLDFIELD (Miner), Mother: Mary HALLAM, Born: Malcolm WA, Married to Arthur Charles RYMER, Perth WA 1925, Children: Leslie Charles 14yrs, Harold Arthur 12yrs, Richard 9yrs, Ethel May 7yrs, Barbara Evlin 5yrs, Brian Desmond 3yrs, Reg 3/1940 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Ina Rymer


Ian Rymer

SALA Bernard ― 43yrs, d 1 Oct 1909, at Laverton Hospital, Occ: Prospector/Plate layer, Cause: Acute alcoholism, Coma, Born: Italy, Buried: 3 Oct 1909, Reg 36/1909 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

SANFELIU Renaix Graidelle ― 53yrs (female), d 13 Nov 1931, at Laverton Hospital, Cause: Carcinoma of stomach, Father: Emile DE GRANDELLE, Mother: Rose de MARLE, Born: Calais, France, In WA 33yrs, Married to John SANFELIU in 1912 at Ida H, Laverton, WA at age 33yrs, Children: Jackson Ernest Gordon SANFELIU (1912-2000), Buried: 14 Nov 1931, Registered by husband, Reg 15/1931 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Renaix Sanfeliu

SANGSTER Robert James ‘Bob’ ― 46yrs, d 15 Nov 1919, in the rear premises of the Miners Institute Laverton Occ: Publican, Burtville, Cause: Suicide using cyanide poison, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: Robert James SANGSTER, Mother: Janet BEVERIDGE, Born: 1874, Dunolly VIC, Married to Laura GILBERT, 1905, Burtville, WA, Children: Myra Beatrice (1905), Mona (1908), Myrtle Violet (1909), Gwenyth Gladys (1911), Robert James (1912), Mary Lorraine (1918),  Buried: 17 November 1919, Reg 36/1919 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

Laverton and Beria Mercury 22 November 1919, page 1


Naturally some consternation was caused on Sunday afternoon last at about 1.30 when the dead body of Robert Sangster, a well-known resident of the district for about 18 years, first as a prospector and latterly for a number of years an hotelkeeper at Burtville, was found in the urinal at the rear of the Public Hall, Laverton. Deceased, who had been-financially worried for some time, came to Laverton on the previous Monday afternoon and stayed at Lewis's Grand Hotel. Bob, as he was familiarly known, was usually of a jovial nature and during the last days he spent in Laverton his many friends did not notice much alteration in his demeanor.

However, on Saturday morning shortly after 10 o'clock he left the hotel, and no notice was taken of his absence until late that evening when, knowing he had not returned home and was not at any other place in town, his friends began to ask the question, "Have you seen Bob Sangster anywhere?" it was thought he may return during the night, but as that did not happen anxiety became increased and a search was instituted. As the day progressed the fact that he was missing was

passed around generally, until at last a lady who lives not far from where the body was found, said that she had seen deceased enter the place referred to above about 11 o’clock on the previous morning. An investigation was made and the prostrate body was discovered with a glass which had contained a liquid, presumably cyanide, and a bottle containing water.

The remains were removed to the morgue by the police and a post mortem examination was made by Dr Hill, but, as the inquest, which was formally opened by the acting coroner and a jury on Monday morning was adjourned to the 26th inst, the result of his finding is not yet known. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon when a large number, including many from Burtville, followed the remains to the Laverton Cemetery, where the funeral service was read by Mr W. Leonard. The pall bearers were Messrs. W. Leonard, W. Gaston, P Gorman. B. Gilbert, B. Bunny and T. James, Mr A. Davey carried out the mortuary arrangements. Wreaths were sent by the residents of Burtville, the Laverton postal staff, Mr and Mrs Pinder, Mr and Mrs Davies, Mr and Mrs Lewis, and Mr and Mrs Milbank and others. The late Mr Sangster left a wife and six children, the oldest of whom is about 14, to mourn their loss.

SANZOGNI Bortolo ‘Robert’ ― 24yrs, d 5 Jan 1911, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Miner, Cause: Injuries sustained from rock fall at the Lancefield GM, Beria near Laverton on the 1st of January 1911, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: Battisto SANZOGNI (Farmer), Mother: BISOIDOSI, Born: Borno, Province, Italy, In WA 7yrs, Single, Buried: 5 Jan 1911, Reg 2/1911 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery. Mine Death – www.wavmm.com


Robert Sanzogni

SARRE Henry Rouget ‘Harry’ ― 27yrs, d 6 Dec 1905, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Miner, Cause: Heart Failure, Typhoid fever, Father: John Thomas SARRE (miner), Mother: Jean ‘Jane’ KENNEDY, Born: 1878, Dunolly, VIC, In VIC 17yrs, In WA 10yrs, Buried: 6 Dec 1905, Registered by Daniel CARROLL (Miner), Reg 54/1905 Mt Margaret, METH, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Henry Sarre

SAVOLDELLI Angelo ― 33yrs, d 18 Dec 1915, at the Ida H Gold Mine, Occ: Miner, Cause: Accidental death Fell 100ft from the skip while being hauled to the surface at the Ida H GM, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: Giovan Maria SAVOLDELLI (Farmer), Mother: Marioni SABINA, Born: Italy, Married to RICHETTO, left spouse in Italy, No children, Buried: 19 Dec 1915, Registered by G SAVOLDELLI (Brother), Reg 42/1915 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery. Mine Death – www.wavmm.com


Angello Savoldelli

SCHNACKENBERG John Henry ― 49yrs, d 30 Jul 1923, at the Burtville hospital, Occ: Miner, Cause: Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Father: Johann Henry SCHNAKENBERG, Mother: Amelia BULLOCK, Born: 1871, Nerring, VIC, Buried: 31 July 1923, Reg 13/1923 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

SCOTT Blanche ― 54yrs, d 15 Jul 1928, at Laverton Hospital, Cause: Heart Failure, Extreme Exhaustion, Father: Charles Henry Simeon MILES (Draper), Mother: Harriet TUDMAN, Born: 4 Sep 1869, Hackney, London, England,  Married to Charles Winfield SCOTT, 1897, Perth, WA,  Children: Imogen (1897), Blanche Virginia (1899), Dixie Miles (1901), Olive Pocahontas (1903), Millicent Elizabeth (1907), Hiram Nelson (1908), Buried: 17 July 1928, Reg 11/1924 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

SCOTT Jinny ― Buried: 22 Apr 1985, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

SCOTT Nina ― 58yrs, Buried: 8 Oct 1991, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

SCOTT Ralph ― 25yrs, Buried: 24 Nov 1983, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Ralph Scott

SEARLE Mary ― d 6 Nov 1908, at Lancefield Laverton, Cause: Stillborn, Father: Daniel Henry SEARLE (Baker), Mother: Elizabeth O’KEEFE, Buried: 7 Nov 1908, Registered by father, Reg 55/1908 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

SHAW Margaret ― 59yrs, d 23 Oct 1910, at the Ida H gold mine, Cause: Valvular disease of heart, Father: Richard FOX, Mother: Mary Ann COCHRANE, Born: 1851, Sydney, NSW, In NSW 47yrs, In WA 12yrs, Married twice, 1st to Luke TIERNEY in Armidale NSW, 2nd to Campbell SHAW, 1884, Vegetable Creek, NSW, Children: 1st marr, Maude Alice 29yrs, 2nd marr Ellen Mary 26yrs, Isabella Hunter 25yrs, James Colin Campbell 22yrs, 2 males deceased, Buried: 26 Oct 1910, Registered by husband, Reg 68/1910 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Margaret Shaw

SHEPERD Gordon Smith ― Buried: 17 Oct 1998, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

SILVA David Lionel ― 38yrs, d 14 Oct 1938, at the Laverton hospital, Occ: Prospector/Miner, Cause: Injuries sustained from rock fall at the DBD Gm Cox’s Find, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: David William SILVA, Mother: Clara Edith LITTIE, Born: 1902, Perth, WA, Married to Sarah Constance CLARK, 1930, Perth WA, No children, Buried: 15 Oct 1938, Reg 31/1938 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery. Mine Death - www.wavmm.com

Kalgoorlie Miner 29 October 1938, page 3


A Prospector's Death
Fall of Earth in Stope
Evidence at Inquest

As a result of injuries received in a fall of earth at the D.B.D. mine, nine miles north of Cox's Find, on October 18, David Lionel Silva (38), married, prospector, of Laverton, died at the Laverton Hospital on October 14. An inquest into his death, conducted by Mr. A. Pinder, J.P., and a jury of three, was held at the Laverton Courthouse on Tuesday.

After hearing lengthy evidence, Mr. Pinder recorded a finding of accidental death, with no blame attachable to anyone. Clarence Henry Christians, prospector, said he and a mate were prospecting near, the D.B.D. mine, which Silva and two other prospectors were working. He brought the big kibble from his show over to the D.B.D. shaft and Silva was raised to the surface. He complained of injuries to the left leg, stomach, and spine. He was attended by the sister at the Cox's Find first-aid room, and then rushed to the Laverton Hospital in the mine truck.

Christian's mate, Alfred James Jones, said Angrove, one of the party working the D.B.D. mine, had called him between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on October 8, telling him that there had been a bad fall of earth and that Silva was badly hurt. Silva appeared to be lying propped against the wall and was badly hurt. After treatment by Sister Morrell at Cox's Find, Silva had said that he did not think he would last the journey into Laverton.

William George Haywood, prospector, said he was working the D.B.D. mine, about 45 miles north of Laverton, with Angrove and Silva (who was also known as Fisher). About 8 p.m. he was down the shaft with Silva and Angrove was on the windlass. Silva was sitting down for a spell when about a ton of earth fell on him. 'I was at the end of the stope when the dirt fell. I heard Silva call out and went to him,' he continued. 'The dirt that fell on him was a kind of schist and the ground had been tested and seemed all right. We were going to timber it later. We managed to get the dirt off him somehow and got him to the surface.

He was badly hurt. Dr. Myles of Laverton said Silva was brought to the Laverton Hospital early on October 9. He had severe injuries to the abdominal wall and other injuries and bruises. The injuries were consistent with a man sitting and earth falling on him. His condition, although serious, seemed fairly satisfactory until late on October 13, when it took a turn for the worse. He died the following day at 4.30 am. Ernest Dudley Silva, brother of the dead man, gave evidence of identification. Silva, he said he was living apart from his wife. There were no children of the marriage.

SMALPAGE Ernest Lindsay ― 1yr, d 28 Jan 1910, on Crown land abt 1-mile N.N.E. of Laverton, Cause: Gastro Enteritis, extreme heat, Father: Mordaunt Hunter SMALPAGE, Mother: Elizabeth Constance BENNY, Born: 1909, Mt Morgans WA, Buried: 29 Jan 1910, Registered by father, Reg 9/1910 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Ernest Smalpage

SMALPAGE Francis George ― 3wks 3days, d 3 Nov 1910, in Laverton, Cause: Whooping Cough and Bronchitis, Father: Mordaunt Hunter SMALPAGE (General Dealer), Mother: Elizabeth Constance BENNY, Born: abt. 13 Oct 1910, Laverton, WA, Buried: 3 Nov 1910, Registered by father, Reg 65/1910 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Francis Smalpage

SMITH Bernice Deborah ― 45yrs, Buried: 22 May 1998, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

SMITH Dolly ― d abt. 1990, Dinnie's wife, Buried: abt. 1990, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

SMITH Jeremy ― 2wks, d 28 Apr 1987, Father: Ray SMITH, Mother: Marah, Buried: 29 Apr 1987, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Jeremy Smith

SMITH John ― 67yrs, d 1 Jan 1921, at Laverton Hospital, Occ: Labourer, Cause: Acute Laryngitis, Reg 2/1921 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

SMITH Malcolm John ― 9mths, d 13 Jan 1937, at Beria, Father: Alfred Alexander Smith (Mine Foreman), Mother: Ellen May MOHR, Buried: 14 Jan 1937, Reg 3/1937 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Malcolm Smith

SMITH Richmond Tapley ‘Dick’ ― 34yrs, d 13 Sep 1901, at the Euro gold mine, Occ: Prospector, Cause: Fatally burnt in tent fire, Father: John Butterfield SMITH (Wesleyan Minister), Mother: Sarah Jane Merrick nee PENNEY, Born: 1867, Richmond, VIC, In WA 8yrs, Buried: 13 Sep 1901, Reg 36/1901 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

SMITH Shepherd Gordon ― Buried: 17 Oct 1998, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Sheperd Smith

SMITH Yawinti Peter ― Buried: 20 Jul 1985, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

SNOWDEN Alice ― 40yrs, d 4 Nov 1909, at the Laverton Hospital, Cause: Phthisis, Exhaustion, Father: Henry SNOWDEN, Mother: Elizabeth Harriet PRINCE, Born: 1865, Geraldton, WA, Single, Buried: 5 Nov 1909, Reg 42/1909 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

SOIA Guiseppi ‘Joseph’ ― 39yrs, d 17 Aug 1909, at the Lancefield Gold Mine, near Laverton Occ: Miner, Cause: Injuries sustained from rock fall at the Lancefield GM, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: Antonio SOIA (Farmer), Born: Bianzone, Italy, IN WA 9yrs, Married to Domenica CALIGORI, in Bianzone, Italy, Children: Maria 14yrs, Domenica 11yrs, 10yrs old boy name unknown, Buried: 17 Aug 1909, Registered by Lornezo SOIA (Cousin), Reg 30/1909 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery. Mine Death – www.wavmm.com


Guiseppi Soia

SOUTHERN Beryl Antonia ― 7mths, d 4 May 1937, at the Laverton Hospital, Father: Steven ‘Steve’ Charles SOUTHERN (Contractor), Mother: Antonia Emily BEATON, Buried: 5 May 1937, Reg 13/1937 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Beryl Southern

ST JOHN-COLEMAN William Marmion — d 23 Jul 1938; at the Laverton Hospital; Occ: Retired Miner and Prospector; Father: William ST JOHN-COLEMAN (Physician); Mother: Elizabeth MARMION; Born: 28 Nov 1865, Milton Malbay, County Clare, IRE; Single; Buried: 24 Jul 1938; Reg 22/1938 Mt Margaret; RC; Buried at the Laverton Cemetery.

STAFFORD Elizabeth ―77yrs, d 21 Dec 1942, at Laverton Hospital, from Beria, Occ: Old Age Pensioner, Father: Patrick STAFFORD (Miner), Mother: Catherine FORDY, single, Sibling: Ellen DANIELS nee STAFFORD, Born Stalwall VIC, In VIC 35yrs, In WA 42yrs, Buried: 22 Dec 1942, Reg 2/1943 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Elizabeth Stafford

STAMMERS Charles Lochfyne ― 34yrs, d 21 Jun 1911, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Miner, Cause: Hepatitis & Heart Failure, Father: Robert Charles STAMMERS (Miner), Mother: Elizabeth USHER, Born: 5 Apr 1878, Matlock, VIC, In VIC 21yrs, In WA 13yrs, Married to Sarah May COVENEY, 11 Feb 1901, Boulder, WA, Children: Dorothy Olive Elizabeth (1901), Linda May (1903), Sylvia Thelma (1905), James Robert Charles (1907), Mary Ann ‘Annie’ (1909), Beria May (1911), Buried: 23 Jun 1911, Registered by wife, Reg 25/1911 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Charles Stammers

STANLEY James ― 38yrs, d 12 Dec 1914, In the bush ¼ mile East of Laverton near Railway station, Occ: Cook and Mine Labourer, Cause: Rupture of Aorta of heart, Born: England, In WA 3yrs, Single, Buried: 13 Dec 1914, Reg 44/1914 Mt Margaret, METH, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


James Stanley

STASSEN Helena Henrietta ‘Annie’ ― 42yrs, d 14 Mar 1904, on the Erlistoun-Laverton Road, Cause: Cerebral Haemorrhage, Father: Carl Heinrich VONTHEIN (Farmer), Mother: Helene LINDNER Born: 1 Jul 1861, Ballarat, VIC, In VIC 6yrs, In NSW 35yrs, In WA 1yr, Married to Henry Stassen, 19 Aug 1884, Children: Charles (1885), Annie Mary (1887), Henry A. (1890), Adelena E. (1892), Buried: 15 Mar 1904, Registered by husband Reg 13/1904 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Annie Stassen

STRACHAN Alexander ― 10days, d 9 Oct 1911, at Laver St, Laverton, Father: John James Hamilton STRACHAN (Greengrocer), Mother: Beatrice F. HOLLOW, Buried: 10 Oct 1911, Registered by father, Reg 51/1911 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

STRAUSS Edith ― 21yrs, d 24 Oct 1902, at the Laverton Hospital, Cause: Complications related to childbirth, Father: Walter George LEGGETT, Mother: Anne BELL, Born: 1881, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND, Married to Otto Krahe STRAUSS, 1901, Drake, NSW, Children: Jessie Marie STRAUSS (1902-1902), Buried: 25 Oct 1902, Reg 1558/1902, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

Edith Strauss


Edith and Jessie Strauss

STRAUSS Jessie Marie ― 5wks, d 7 Sep 1902, at Lancefield gold mine, Father: Otto Krake STRAUSS, Mother: Edith LEGGETT, Born: 1902, Lancefield gold mine, Laverton, WA, Buried: 8 Sep 1902, Reg 1546/1902, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

STRONG John ― 34yrs, d 3 Mar 1903, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Miner (Dream gold mine), Cause: Meningitis, Exhaustion, Suspected Father: George STRONG (Farmer), Suspected Mother: Annie BACHANAN, Born: 1869, County Donegal, IRELAND, In QLD 9yrs, In WA 10yrs, Buried: 4 March 1903, Registered by Henry H CAMPBELL (no relation), Reg 1492/1903, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

 


John Strong

STYESTON Hugh ― (death date and details unknown), Buried Laverton Cemetery.

SULLIVAN Bob ― 60yrs, d 26 Jun 1937, at Laverton Hospital, Aboriginal, Cause: Myocarditis, Broncho Pneumonia, Reg 32/1937 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

SULLIVAN Danika Abie ― Infant, Buried: 13 Nov 1992, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

SUMMERGILL Joseph ―64yrs, d 27 May 1916, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Brick Layer, Cause: Heart Disease, Married: Mary Ann HITCHEN, 21 Jul 1888, Carlton, VIC, Children: John (1890-1891), Joseph (14 Dec 1894, Carlton, VIC-1960), Buried: 28 May 1916, Reg 15/1916 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Joseph Summersgill

TAYLOR Charles James ― 56yrs, d 28 Aug 1917, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Prospector, Cause: Bronchial Pneumonia, Married to Mabel Lillian Abbott, 1904, Marble Bar, WA, Buried: 30 Aug 1917, Reg 25/1917 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Charles Taylor

TAYLOR George Lane ― 37yrs, d 25 Jan 1914, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Mine Shift Manager, Cause: Heart failure, from injuries sustained from falling down mine shaft at No 2 winze on Level 10 at the Ida H Mine, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: Francis Oughten TAYLOR,  Mother: Christina LANE, Born: 1876, Eaglehawk, VIC, In VIC 19yrs, In WA 18yrs, Married to Elizabeth ‘Bessie’ CARSON, Children: George 3yrs, Bessie Christina Ellen 1 yr, Buried: 25 Jan 1914,  Reg 5/1914 Mt Margaret, METH, Buried Laverton Cemetery. Mine Death – www.wavmm.com


George Taylor


George Taylor

TAYLOR Sarah ― abt 45yrs, d abt 14 Jan 1908, at campsite in Burtville, Cause: Heart Failure because of heavy drinking, Buried: 16 Jan 1908, Reg 13/1908 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Sarah Taylor

TAYLOR unnamed female ― SB, d 11 Sep 1936, at the Laverton Hospital, Cause: Prolapse of umbilical cord, Father: Arthur Lane Francis ‘Frank’ TAYLOR, Mother: Eileen Margaret DONALDSON, Buried: 12 Sep 1936, Registered by father, Reg 19/1936 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

TELFER Robinson ― 26yrs, d 21 Apr 1905, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Miner, Cause: Typhoid fever, Haemorrhage, Father: John TELFER (Joiner), Mother: Eleanor GREGGS, Born: 1879, Whitehaven, Cumbria, ENGLAND, In WA 3yrs, Single, Buried: 23 Apr 1905, Registered by William TELFER (Brother), Reg 19/1905 Mt Margaret, METH, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Robinson Telfer

TEMPLEMAN Percival George ‘Percy’ ― 22yrs, d 28 Nov 1899, at the Laverton Hospital, Occ: Miner, Cause: Typhoid fever and heart failure, Father: Joseph Taylor TEMPLEMAN, Mother: Johanna Auguste Amalie STURTZEL, Born: 8 Feb 1878, Mt Gambier, SA, Single, Buried: 28 Nov 1899, Reg 14/1900 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Percival Templeman

TENNANT George Griffiths ―5mths, d 6 Dec 1908, at Burt St, Laverton, Cause: Broncho Pneumonia, Heat Exhaustion, Father: George William TENNANT, Miner, (Alias George Griffiths), Mother: Lillian Jane HARRIS, Born: 1908 Laverton WA, Buried: 7 Dec 1908, Registered by father, Reg 64/1908 Mt Margaret, METH, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

THOMAS KAY ― 7 days, d 4 Mar 1938, at Laverton Hospital, Cause: Marasmus, Father: Donald Edison THOMAS (Mechanic), Mother: Margaret Minnie LAMBERT, Buried: 4 Mar 1938, Reg 9/1938 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

THOMPSON George ― 58yrs, d 7 Oct 1902, at the Laverton Hospital, Cause: Bright's disease, Father: William THOMPSON, Buried: 8 Oct 1902, Reg 1549/1902, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


George Thompson

THOMPSON Louisa ― 69yrs, d 25 Oct 1909, at Ida H gold mine near Laverton, Cause: Alterio Sclerosis, Heart Failure, Married woman, Father: Surname GWYTHER (Butcher), Married twice, 1st to JONES in England, 2nd to Samuel THOMPSON in Chesterfield England, Buried: 26 Oct 1909, Registered by Thomas H GODLEY (Adopted son), Reg 40/1909 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Louisa Thompson

THOMPSON Thomas ― 54yrs, d 26 Sep 1946, at Bootlace mine, Burtville, Occ: Miner, Cause: Suicide, Dynamite explosion injuries self-inflicted with the intent to kill himself, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: John William THOMPSON (Farmer), Mother: Mary DAWSON, Married to Olive FRANCIS in Kalgoorlie WA at age 52yrs in 1944 Children: one son, Buried: 27 Sep 1946, Reg 15/1946 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Thomas Thompson

THOMPSON Thomas ― 64yrs, d 7 May 1935, at the Burtville gold mine, Laverton, Occ: Miner, Cause: Injuries sustained from rock fall in PA 1688, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: Edward James THOMPSON (Farm Steward), Mother: Mary SHORT, Born: 20 Aug 1870, Shilbottle, Northumberland, England, In WA 9yrs, Married to Sarah Ann JOHNSON, 12 May 1894, Morpeth, Northumberland, England at age 23yrs, Children: Mary Jane (1895), John William  (1898), Buried: 8 May 1935, Registered by J W Thompson (son), Reg 9/1935 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery. Mine Death – www.wavmm.com

THOMSON David Kenneth ― 67yrs, Buried: 22 Jul 1998, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

TIRABOSCHE Antonio ― 35yrs, d 20 Oct 1920, at the Palace Hotel, Laverton, Occ: Miner (Lancefield gold mine), Cause: Brain Clot cause by punch to head, Born: Italy, In WA 6yrs, Single, Buried: 21 Oct 1920, Reg 32/1920 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery. Mine Death – www.wavm.com

TRAYES Frederick ‘Freddy’ ― 39yrs, d 18 Sep 1902, at Laverton, Occ: Unemployed (previously a storekeeper), Cause: Suicide using a shot gun, Father: William TRAYES, Mother: Mary Maria LAPTHORN, Born: 11 Nov 1862, White Hills, VIC, Married to Louisa ‘Lucy’ TURNER, 1883, Children: Frederick William Theodore (1885), Ruby May (1886), Frank Leslie (1888), Herbert William (1891), Buried: 19 Sep 1902, Reg 1548/1902 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

Laverton and Beria Mercury 20 September 1902, page 2


SUPPOSED SUICIDE
FREDERICK TRAYES THE VICTIM.

Much surprise and regret were caused on Thursday, shortly after midday, when information was conveyed to the local police that the dead body of Frederick Trayes had just been found about a quarter of a mile from the Laverton Brewery. Senior-Constable Malone, accompanied by P.C. Williams were taken to the spot, where they found Trayes dead body lying on its back with a double-barrelled breechloading gun discharged in one barrel lying alongside and pointing straight to deceased's chin, under which the shot had entered and blew the left side of the face away and a portion of the skull through which it made its exit.
The police removed the body to the local morgue, and expressed the opinion that the case is one of undoubted suicide. Deceased must have laid on his back on the ground prior to firing the shot, as there was not the slightest indication of any struggle or disturbance in the ground at the spot at which the body was discovered.
From what can be gleaned, Trayes left the camp of Mr. T. Cook, at the Laverton Brewery, about 6.30 in the morning, with the expressed intention of looking for a wild turkey. Shortly after he had gone Mr. Cook heard a shot. A few hours after, recollecting that deceased had stated that he would return to breakfast, Mr. Cook went in search of him, and, to his great surprise, found him as previously stated. Until recently Trayes had been in the employ of Mr. E. E. Allanson, of Morgans, for whom he had been managing a branch store at Laverton, now occupied by Messrs. Brown and Peters. After winding up the Laverton business the unfortunate subject of this article related to Mr. Allanson's Morgans business for a few weeks. He left, and returned to Laverton about a fortnight ago, and had been camped at the brewery up to the time of his death.

There was no apparent cause for the rash act, and Trayes is stated to have been in very good spirits all along. ‘Freddy’ Trayes, as he was popularly known, had been a resident of the northern goldfields for some five or six years, and had, wherever it had been his lot for fate to locate him, made himself a useful and desirable citizen. He was engaged with the firm of Tobias Bros at Malcolm, and was for some time secretary of the race club of that place. Afterwards he was in the employ of Mr. Peter Hill at the same town. He then came to Laverton, where, as stated above, he was engaged by Mr. Allanson, and during his sojourn here had been connected with various public bodies and was always one of the first to lend assistance to any commendable object. A formal inquiry was held before the acting-coroner, Mr. Campbell Shaw, and a jury, and adjourned to Wednesday next. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon and was largely attended. The Rev. H. S. Jarvis read the burial service and Mr. J. Blethyn conducted the mortuary arrangements.

TRCIN Ante ― 62yrs, d 23 Dec 1939, from Beria, died Laverton Hospital, Occ: Miner (Agent), Cause: Accidently killed, wife and stepdaughter in vehicle rollover, Cerebral Haemorrhage, Born: Dalmatia, Married twice: 2nd to Isabella Agnes May CRAIG, nee NICOL in Perth WA at age 40yrs, Children: 1st Marr, Gabriel (age unknown), 2nd Marr, Victor Donald 17yrs, Buried: 23 Dec 1939, Reg 1/1940 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

TUMMELL Frederick ― 65yrs, d 10 Sep 1906, at Laverton dam, Occ: Tailor, Cause: Suicide by drowning while temporarily insane, Verdict of the Coroner, Buried: 10 Sep 1906, Reg 54/1906 Mt Margaret, WES, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

Laverton and Beria Mercury 14 September 1906, page 2


Death of Frederick Tummel
Coronial Inquiry

An inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Frederick Tummel, of Laverton, whose dead body was found by the police in the Government dam on Monday, was held at the Laverton Courthouse on Wednesday. Mr. H. S. Mackenzie acted as coroner, and the following comprised the jury - Messrs R. L. Thompson (foreman), W Leonard, and J. Carlon.
Dr. C W. Laver gave evidence as to having examined the body of deceased, on which there were no marks of violence. Death was due to drowning. Constable Campbell stated that in consequence of a report made to him on the 10th by John Mader about the deceased Tummel, he went in the bush to make a search. At 1.30 p.m., in company with the a tracker, he went to the Government dam and there found the dead body of Tummel floating on the water.

There were tracks leading to the dam where deceased walked in. The body was fully dressed, the water was about 8ft deep where the body was found. On Tuesday. 11th inst, with the tracker, he followed the tracks of deceased from the road to the racecourse to the fence surrounding the dam. Deceased had evidently gone through the wires, and from there to an old outhouse in the enclosure. They there discovered deceased's overcoat (produced). Followed the tracks to the north-east corner of the dam where deeased had evidently laid down.

The tracks then led to the by-channel which goes into the dam, and from there into the water. Mader had told him that deceased had left his (Tummel's) place about 3 o'clock on Monday morning. He remembered the deceased being lost some time ago when he was out in the bush for a night. John Mader stated that he was a baker residing at Laverton. He made a report on Monday to Constable Campbell about Tummel leaving his home at 4 o'clock on the same morning. He saw Tummel coming out of his front door and asked him where he was going so early. Deceased said he was going for a walk, as he had had a sleepless night. He also said that he felt weary and dry. He invited him to go into the bakehouse and warm himself, but. he declined. 

Of late he had been depressed, and at times appeared to be wrong in his mind. When Tummel did not return he became somewhat anxious about him and made a report to the police. He identified the body at the morgue as that of Frederick Tummel. To the jury; It might have been possible that deceased went to the dam to get a drink and fell in, and was too weak to recover himself.
Hardwig Wallace stated that he was a baker in the employ of Charles Wells, Laverton and had known deceased about two years, he had been on good terms with him. The deceased came to him on August 28th, and told him that he was in trouble, he said he had an order for a suit of clothes from a man at the Lancefield ; he had not paid him a deposit, and he did not know what to do, as the firm he had been dealing with in Perth had stopped his credit; he asked witness to lend him £1 for a week and a half. He told him he only had two or three shillings on him at the time but told him he would lend him a pound on the following day, which he did. He also said that he could not sleep. He came to the witness a day or two afterwards with a waistcoat, which he gave him as a present, he did not think deceased would commit suicide. The jury returned a verdict that deceased came to his death by drowning whilst suffering from temporary insanity, caused by financial worry and sleeplessness. 

TURNER Fred ― Buried: 23 Aug 1985, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

TURNER James Kinnimont ― 91yrs, d 4 Sep 1947, at the Leonora Hospital, Cause: Senility, Chronic Nephritis Occ: Retired Miner and Justice of the Peace, Father: James TURNER, Mother: Harriet Emily VOY, Born: 17 Mar 1856, Collingwood, VIC, IN WA 47yrs, Buried: 6 Sep 1947, Reg 19/1947 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


James Turner

VEITH Edward ― 40yrs, d 26 Oct 1904, at the Laverton hospital, Occ: Butcher, Cause: Phthisis, Buried: 27 Oct 1904, Reg 1528/1904, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Edward Veith

VENICK Evan ‘Jack’ (AKA Nenick) ― 70yrs, d 8 Sep 1952, at Laverton Hospital, Cause: Arteriosclerosis, from Mt. Morgans (in WA since 1902), Occ: Prospector/Caretaker, Born: Misk, Russia (now Minsk, Belarus), Buried: 9 Sep 1952, Reg 16/1952, BAPT, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Evan Venick

VICINI Lucy ― 3 ¾ hrs, d 2 Nov 1940, at Laverton Hospital, Cause: Prematurity, 6mths gestation, Father: Andrea VICINI (Miner), Mother: Rosa SCHIAPPALINI, Buried: 3 Nov 1940, Reg 34/1940 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

VUKICEVICH Danilo ― 25yrs, d 18 Jan 1939, at the Laverton hospital, Occ: Miner, Cause: Injuries from being buried alive by sand at the Morgans Sands Treatment Plant, Verdict of the Coroner, Born: Podgorcia Yugoslavia, Buried: 19 Jan 1939, Reg 4/1939 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery. Mine Death – www.wavmm.com


Danilo Vukievich

WACHS Richard Edward ― 34yrs, d 3 Oct 1903, at the Lancefield gold mine, Occ: Battery Manager, Cause: Internal injuries from wheeler grinding pan falling on him, Father: Edward WACKS, Mother: Anna Auguste Emilie SCHIRMER, Born: 20 Dec 1869, Stokow, Germany, Buried: 5 Oct 1903, Reg 37/1903 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery. Mine Death – www.wavmm.com


Richard Wachs

WALKER John ― 7hrs, d 13 Feb 1915, at Burt St, Laverton, Cause: Premature birth, Father: John WALKER (Plumber), Mother: Christine HARTMAN, Buried: 14 Feb 1915, Registered by father, Reg 5/1915 Mt Margaret, PRES, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

WALL Thomas ‘Tom’ ― 71yrs, d between 28th April and 15 May 1932, at his campsite near Mt Crawford, Laverton, Occ: Prospector & Old Age Pensioner, Cause: Blunt force and penetrating trauma to the head, found at bottom of 90ft shaft, murdered, Inquest by Coroner, Father: Charles WALL, Mother: Mary Ann SHEPHERD, Born: Wookongarie Station, Ulooloo, SA, In WA 30yrs, Married to Ellen Henderson on 21 Apr 1881 at Ulooloo, SA, Children: Martha Ann (1883), Mabel Ellen (1885), Sarah Ann (1887), Myrtle (1890), Rhoda Matilda (1891), Violet May (1893), Mary (1896), Buried: 17 May 1932, Reg 10/1932 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Thomas Wall

WALSH Eileen ― 29yrs, d 20 Feb 1911, at Burtville, Cause: Gastritis & Heart Failure, Father: William MCDONALD (Farmer), Mother: Ellen MCDONALD, Born: Co Cork Ireland, In WA 14yrs, Married to John ‘Jerome’ Walsh, 1905, Perth, WA, Children: William Francis (1905-1953), Eileen Mary (b 1906), 1 male and 1 female deceased, Buried: 22 Feb 1911, Reg 10/1911 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Ellen Walsh

WALTER (Aboriginal) ― 8yrs, at Laverton, Child, Cause: Septicaemia, Father: Cookamas, Mother: Nancy Tacham, Born: Mt Margaret Mission, Reg 29/1934 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

WALTER Frederick John ― 47yrs, d 12 oct 1912, at Fields Rush, near Duketon, Erlistoun, Occ: Miner, Cause: Ruptured Aneurysm of the aorta, Born: England, In WA 17yrs, Single, Buried: 14 Oct 1912, Reg 36/1912 Mt Margaret, METH, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Frederick Walter

WALTON Thomas Samuel ― 46yrs, d 11 Jun 1915, at his brother's camp, Battery Lease, Laverton, Occ: Prospector and Miner, Cause: Miner's Compliant (tuberculosis) complicated by haemorrhaging, Father: Thomas WALTON (Miner), Mother: Hannah SKEHAN, Born: 1869, Malmsbury, VIC, In VIC 25yrs, In TAS, 6yrs, In WA 15yrs, Single, Buried: 12 Jun 1915, Registered by Joseph WALTON (Brother), Reg 21/1915 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Samuel Walton

WARD Leonard ― 42yrs, d 13 Oct 1937, at Laverton Hospital, from Beria, Occ: Miner, Cause: Hit on head by falling drill on No 6 Stope, 1200ft level of the Lancefield Mine, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: Charles Edward WARD, Mother: Jane HOCKING,  Born: 1894, Bendigo, VIC, In VIC 40yrs, In WA 2yrs, Married to Ilma Bernice LANE, 1916, Bendigo VIC, Children: Ilma Nancy 20yrs, Douglas Leonard Charles 16yrs, Jack Lloyd 10yrs, Buried: 14 Oct 1937, Reg 23/1937 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery. Mine Death – www.wavmm.com

WATERMAN Robert ‘Bob’ ― d 26 May 1907, at the Laverton hospital, Occ: Accountant and Manager for Merchants, Alias: Robert Tandy - Stepfather’s surname, Cause: Kidney Disease, Father: Isaac WATERMAN, Mother: Sarah Sophia TURNER, Born: 1866, VIC, Buried: 27 May 1907, Reg 38/1907 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Robert Tandy/Waterman

WATERS Kathleen Mary ― 18yrs 6mths, d 7 May 1920, at her sister's home in Laverton (sister: Mabel Davey), Cause: Consumption, Father: Frederick WATERS (Woodcutter), Mother: Frances Emily MAXTED, Single, Born: Faversham, England, In WA 8yrs, Buried: 9 May 1920, Registered by Mabel Davey (Sister), Reg 16/1920 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Kathleen Waters

WATSON Beverly ― 40yrs, from Wongatha, Buried: 21 Oct 1989, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

WATSON Edward Lomax ― 53yrs, d 8 Mar 1911, at the Laverton hospital, Occ: Prospector/Gentleman, Cause: Pulmonary abscess, Exhaustion, Father: John Colin WATSON (Gentleman), Mother: Honora NUGENT, Born: 1857, Balmain, Sydney, NSW, In NSW 36yrs, In WA 15yrs, Married to Sarah KENNEDY in Sydney NSW at age 23yrs, no children, Buried: 9 Mar 1911, Reg 9/1911 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Edward Watson

WAYLEN Patrick ‘Paddy’ ― 31yrs, d 24 Apr 1902, at the Belfast Brewery, Laverton, Occ: Prospector and Brewery owner, Cause: Phthisis, Burst blood vessel in chest, Born: Western Australia, Buried: 25 Apr 1902, Reg 22/1902 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Patrick Waylen

WEHELAN Gary Brian ― 5mths, d 19 Feb 1941, at Laverton Hospital, from Cox's Find, Cause: Broncho Pneumonia, Heat Exhaustion, Father: William Robert WHELAN, Mother: Beryl Veronica MAXWELL, Buried: 20 Feb 1941, Reg 8/1941 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

WEST Kelvin ― 17yrs, from Warburton, Buried: 23 Dec 1981, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

WHYTE James Thomas ― d Dec 1914, at Dungey Table Hill (112km North-east of Laverton), Occ: Engine Driver, Cause: Starvation and exposure, Verdict of the Coroner, In WA about 10yrs, Single, Buried: 5 Jan 1916, Registered by G Smart (Friend), Reg: 2/1916 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

Laverton and Beria Mercury - 8 January 1916, page 1


THE CASE OF JAMES WHYTE
Letter to the Editor.

Dear Sir - I wish to give a few facts that may not be generally known re Constable Hunter's trip to look for the lost man Whyte. Whyte left Mr Mitchell's place in Laverton, early in November 1914, on foot, taking only two days rations with him to go out east. Mr Mitchell offered him a horse and more rations, which he would not take. There had been good runs and there was water everywhere. About the end of December of the same year the local Aboriginals brought in word that they had seen a white man’s tracks in the spinifex, not much notice was taken.
At the end of January last, Michael O'Malley, Tommy Mason and I saw a white man’s tracks 40 miles east. We followed them for a day, and when we left them, they had left the ranges, the tracks were almost invisible.

I knew the man must be dead. To my idea there had been a great deal of time before the police took any action. About three months ago the local Aboriginals brought in word that they had seen the remains of a white man a long way out. A week before Christmas, Constable Hunter, another man and two Aboriginal boys with four camels went out to search for the remains. I saw Hunter at the 18 mile well and old him I thought the Aboriginals were taking him on a wild goose chase. Hunter said he would go on and see if the remains were where they were supposed to be. I told him I was sure he would have a rough time of it. To my great surprise Hunter returned to Laverton on the 3rd of this month with Whyte's remains, which he had fund in a cave on a mountain which I had named Mt Dungey, 110 miles from Laverton. Hunter is deserving of the greatest credit knowing the country. He had no water for the camels for five days and very little for themselves.  

No doubt Whyte died from starvation, as there had been plenty of water about. I am very pleased that Hunter cleared up the mystery, and I am sure Whyte's relatives and friends will be also. Constables Thompson (officer in charge) and Hunter deserve great credit for the manner in which everything was carried out.
F. H. Hann.

WILLIAMS Arthur ― 78yrs, d 8 Oct 1925, at State Battery Laverton, from Erlistoun Station, Occ: Prospector & Old Age Pensioner, Cause: Suicide, Explosion of gelignite caused by his own actions whilst temporarily insane, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: William WILLIAMS, Born: Gwaenysgor Wales, Single, Buried: 9 Oct 1925, Reg: 16/1925 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

WILLIAMS Percy James ― 45yrs, on or about d 9 Jan 1920, at his campsite in Beria, Occ: Miner and ex-serviceman, Cause: Double Pneumonia, Result of Post Mortem, Born: Cornwall, England, Married to (1st wife) Annie Maud BISHOP, 1901, VIC and (2nd) Mary Ellen Wood, 1909, East Murchison, WA, Children: (1st marriage) Arthur James (1901), Percy Clarence (1903), iris May (1905), Buried: 10 Jan 1920, Reg 3/1920 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Percy Williams


Percival Williams

WILLIAMS Ruby Amethyst — 6wks; d 19 Oct 1902; at the Laverton hospital; baby; Father: James Michael David WILLIAMS; Mother: Alice Leonora GOLDSTEIN; Born: 1902, Northam, WA; Reg 1551/1902 Mt Margaret; Buried at the Laverton Cemetery.


Ruby Williams

WILSON Edith ― d 26 May 1913, Cause: Stillborn, Born: 26 May 1913, Buried: 26 May 1913, Reg 16/1913 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

WILSON Eva Tupper ― 6mths, d 26 Apr 1914, at Laverton Hospital, Cause: Gastro Enteritis and Convulsions, Mother: Eva Mary WILSON (Illegitimate), Born: Claremont WA, Reg 16/1913 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

WILSON Thomas ― 23yrs, d 20 Mar 1901, at the Laverton hospital, Cause: Blood poisoning & cardiac failure from horse riding injury, Verdict of the Coroner, From Walhalla, VIC, Buried: 19 Mar 1901, Reg 9/1901 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Thomas Wilson

WINGROVE Sandra ― 40yrs, Buried: 8 Sep 1993, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

WINKLER Gustav ‘Gus’ ―70yrs, d 18 May 1934, at the Laverton hospital, Occ: pensioner and ex-miner/prospector, Born: Germany, In WA for 22 years, Buried: 18 May 1934, Reg 18/1934 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Gus Winkler

WINTER Charlie ― 64yrs, d 29 Aug 1989, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

WINTER Julie Annie ― 32yrs, d 10 Apr 1992, from Cosmo Newbery (Yilka), Buried Laverton Cemetery.

WITHNELL John Willmott ‘Jack’ (AKA James WITHNELL) ― 34yrs, d 18 Mar 1938, at Cox's Find gold mine, Erlistoun, Occ: Machine miner, Cause: Killed by a rock fall, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: Ernest Wilmott WITHNELL (Prospector), Mother: Agnes SMITH, Born: 1903, Northam, WA, Single, Buried: 19 Mar 1938, Reg 13/1938 Mt Margaret, ANG, Buried Laverton Cemetery. Mine Death - www.wavmm.com


John Withnell

WOOLCOCK Mary A — d 1917; baby; Born: 1917; Buried: 1917; Reg 17/1917 Mt Margaret; Buried at the Laverton Cemetery.

YOUNG Henry ‘Scones’ ― 49yrs, d 16 Feb 1915, at Laverton Hospital, from Lancefield gold mine, Occ: Baker, Cause: Diabetes, Diabetic Coma, Buried: 18 Feb 1915, Reg 6/1915 Mt Margaret, METH, Buried Laverton Cemetery. 


Henry Young

ZAMPATTI Emilo ― 49yrs, d 15 Jul 1938, Occ: Miner (at Beria), Cause: General peritonitis, Acute appendicitis, Father: Antonio ZAMPATTI (Bricklayer), Mother: Katharina CARRATTI, Married twice: 1st Maria RODIGHARI in Villa Italy at age 25yrs, 2nd Maria CARATTI in Lovero Italy at age 29yrs, Children: 1st marriage, 1 child deceased, 2nd marriage, Amato Antonio 18yrs, Katherino 16yrs, 1 male deceased, Buried: 17 July 1938, Registered by M Zampatti (Brother), Reg 21/1938 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.

ZAPPETTI Giovanni Battista ‘Bob’ ― 35yrs, d 4 Feb 1915, at Laverton Hospital, Occ: Miner, Cause: Miner's Compliant, Influenza, Born: Valmaggia, Italy, In WA about 12 yrs, Married to Olympia BONELLI at Kanowna WA at age 25yrs in 1906, Buried: 5 Feb 1915, Registered by wife, 1 child, name unknown, Reg 4/1915 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Bob Zappetti

ZUCCHETTI Antonio ― 32yrs, d 28 Aug 1908, at the Laverton hospital, Occ: Wood Contractor, Cause: Potomac Poisoning, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: Remigio ZUCCHETTI (Farmer), Mother: Teresa PENSINI, Born: 6 Jun 1875, Tirano, ITALY, In WA 11yrs, Married to Magherita PLOZZA, 6 Nov 1906, Tirano, ITALY, No children, Buried: 29 Aug 1908, Reg 41/1908 Mt Margaret, RC, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Antonio Zuccetti

ZUPANOVICH Peter ― 25yrs, d 27 Sep 1910, at campsite near Lancefield gold mine, Occ: Wood Collector, Cause: Struck by lightning, Born: Austria, In WA for 3 months, Single, Buried: 29 Sep 1910, Reg 54/1910 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery.


Peter Zupanovich

ZUVICH John Evan ― 40yrs, d 11 Sep 1910, at the Lancefield gold mine, Occ: Shoveler/Trucker, Cause: Rock Fall at the 300ft level of the Lancefield GM, Verdict of the Coroner, Father: Frank ZUVICH (Farmer), Mother: Filomena ZURANCICH, Born: Brac, Dalmatia, Austria, Married to Tanina SIMUNOVICH, in Brac, Dalmatia, Austria  at age 27yrs, Children: Mina 12yrs, Ravica 10yrs, Kate 8yrs, Frank 6yrs, Burial: 12 Sep 1910, Reg 50/1910 Mt Margaret, Buried Laverton Cemetery. Mine Death – www.wavmm.com


Evan Zurich

 


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